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Human Resources


Jennifer Janelle
180 Main Street
South Berwick, ME 03908
Additional Links:
Employment Application Child Labor Laws
Full Time Benefit Package Maine DOL - Firefighters under the age of 18
Part Time 20 Hours + Benefit Info Fire Department Explorer & Junior Firefighter Standard Operating Guidelines

The Town of South Berwick is an equal opportunity employer.  If you would like to apply for a position listed below, please print the employment application above and submit with a resume by the date indicated as the closing date.  Paper applications are also available at Town Hall or by request.

Please note:  Reserve positions are primarily seasonal and have no guarantee of hours.  We will accept and consider applications for these roles year round as needed.

All positions will remain open until filled unless posted otherwise.
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Full Time Patrol Officer
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and have excellent people skills.  We are seeking candidates who possess a strong community policing mindset that complements their law enforcement experience, training, and education.  Preference will be given to full time certified law enforcement officers.  Click the link for more details or click HERE to email Police Chief David Ruger
Reserve Traffic Control 
The primary purpose of this role is to direct and manage the flow of traffic at busy intersections during periods of traffic congestion to ensure the free flow of traffic and safety of pedestrians.  Click on the link for more information.  
Limited access control certification mandatory.  Applications and more information can be found on the Town website: under the Human Resource Department tab or in the Town Manager's Office at 180 Main Street, 2nd floor. Return them to Jennifer Janelle at

Fire Explorer Program - (Ages 14 - 16) - This is a volunteer introductory training program providing a basic foundation in firefighting accomplished primarily through classroom instruction, hands on and/or practical training sessions and some fire call attendance.  
Junior Firefighters - (Ages 16 - 18 or gr
aduation from High School)  - This next level of training continues to build on the fundamentals of firefighting as a paid employee of the town.  They receive minimum wage and are covered under the town's workers compensation insurance.

Explorers and Junior Firefighters may only participate and operate in a support function role after the initial emergency has been declared safe by the incident commander.  At all times the Explorers must be closely supervised by a fire officer, crew chief or senior firefighter.  To participate, grades must be a "C" or better and the school progress reports will be reviewed each semester.  They may not travel out of town on a fire call and are not to respond during inclement weather when school has been delayed or cancelled nor are they to come to the station if they were absent from school for any reason.  They must comply with all Child Labor Laws (Title 26 M.R.S.A §701 - §785), the Fire Department Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and Town Policy and Procedure. 

Please refer to the Standard Operating Procedures for more information.

The purpose of this position is to protect life and property by performing firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention duties for the South Berwick Fire Department; all other related work as required. The Firefighter is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.

Applications and more information can be obtained at the South Berwick Fire Station at 71 Norton Street and can be delivered in person at the Fire Station. For more information, please contact Fire Chief Nick Hamel  at the Fire Station 207-384-2731.


The Town of South Berwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified interested candidates should submit their resume, application found on the Town website and a cover letter to:

Human Resources
Town of South Berwick
180 Main Street
South Berwick ME 03908
O: 207-384-3007